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New LCD Soundystem album to be band’s last

on March 16, 2010, 10:25am

So, remember that new LCD Soundsystem album we told you about? The one you’re probably really excited about as you anxiously count down the days until the album’s May 18th release date? Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in an interview with the BBC (via The Daily Swarm), frontman James Murphy has decided the album will indeed be the band’s swan song.

When asked to clarify whether the album would be the band’s last, Murphy indicated it would, a decision he feels completely at peace with.

“I think it is, and l I feel good about it and really positive about it, it’s not like a negative thing,” Murphy said. “I think that its nice to feel like it’s the last one and we’ll tour really hard and then go do something else.”

But before you think this was ever the end-goal in mind, don’t assume the dance-punk wunderkind was ever that methodical; like the tunes we love, said decision was based more on feelings.

“Yeah very much so but only in the second half, in LA I wasn’t really thinking about that at all,” Murphy said regarding the decision to call it quits. “I was just like you know – make a record – kind of like ‘trying to make a record mode’. And then when I get back to New York it was getting to the end of it and all the other things started happening the typical ‘you gotta get your artwork in’ and all this other stuff. And I just decided it’s been a while since I wanted to worry about any of that stuff. So, as much as I love making the record and going on tour and everything like that , I was like ‘man If I have to worry about this stuff anymore’ …. You know . So it just seemed like perfect we’ll (the band) make this the last record and we’ll do exactly what we want and go out happy.”

The as yet unnamed third LP is scheduled to hit stories May 18th via DFA Records. Enjoy the band’s latest tour dates below.

LCD Soundsystem third LP tracklist:
01. Dance Yrself Clean
02. Drunk Girls
03. One Touch
04. All I Want
05. Change
06. Hit
07. Pow Pow
08. Somebody’s Calling Me
09. What You Need

LCD Soundsystem 2010 Tour Dates:
04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/20 – Dublin, IE @ Tripod
04/21 – Dublin, IE @ Tripod
04/23 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
04/24 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
04/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
04/27 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
04/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
04/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
05/01 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
05/02 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
05/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/05 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
05/06 – Berlin, DE @ WMF
05/08 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan
05/09 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan
05/30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/17-20 – Barcelona, ES @ Sonar Festival
06/24 – Ferrara, IT @ Bands Apart Festival
06/25 – St. Gallen, CH @ OpenAir St. Gallen
07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde
07/08 – Novia Sad, RS @ Exit Festival
07/10 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus! Alive Festival
07/15-16 – Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco 9
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/30-08/01 – Nigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/12 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
09/12 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

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